This box has a swivel top incised with a decorative pattern of concentric and overlapping circles that must have been made with an early version of a drawing compass. The inside of the box was incised with a simple rosette design. The box was found inside a coffin discovered in the tomb of Hatnefer
. Other objects in the Museum's collection that were found in the same coffin include: a bowl
and two dishes of faience (36.3.9–.10); two mirrors
; and five amulets (36.3.20–.24).
A similar box
from the same period, but made of ivory, is also in the Museum's collection.